Caillard Mataro 2008: Crimson-red, good hue; very well made for a first effort; obviously quality grapes have been sourced, and from that point on all the right decisions on extract and oak have been taken.
Caillard Mataro 2009: Good purple-crimson; fragrant spice, herb, blackberry and redcurrant aromas; a medium-bodied palate, lively, fresh and supple.
Caillard Mataro 2010: Youthful, light crimson-purple; the promise of the colour is delivered on the juicy, red-berried flavours of the palate, that of the reputation of the variety in the savoury tannins on the finish - tannins that have exemplary balance.
Caillard Mataro 2013: Very good crimson colour; more supple and well-proportioned than most single variety mataros; the savoury tannins are there, but there is a rich vein of spicy, dark fruits running through the length of the medium-bodied, elegant palate.
Caillard Mataro 2014: Fermented and matured in new and used French oak. Andrew Caillard's team has made an art of mataro as well as the labels on the Caillard releases. This is a wine as much about texture as it is about flavour, each acting in synergistic support of the other, wild herbs linking with sour cherry and spice.
Caillard Mataro 2012: Good hue; the fragrant bouquet, with spiced, poached red fruit aromas, leads into a perfectly balanced palate, with silky - yea slinky - tannins underpinning the red and black fruits. The best yet.